CINDER EDNA by Ellen Jackson
"Famous Cinderella and spunky Cinder Edna are neighbors who have the same problem: two stepsisters and a stepmother. In this clever story, follow two very different girls—one uses a fairy godmother, one uses the bus—as Prince Randolph and Prince Rupert try to find the owners of a glass slipper and…a loafer. Who will get their happily ever after and what does that even mean?"
THE BALLAD OF BOOSTER BOGG by Ellen Jackson
Booster Bogg is a rambling dog who wanders from owner to owner. He is loved by all, except mean Mr. Green who brands Booster an outlaw because he doesn't have a license or a lesh. The townsfolk undo Green's plan to banish Booster by finding a way to make him legal.
A charming tale of a freedom-loving pooch and the town that loved him. Based on a real event and real dog. Nominated for a Cybil, 2011.
THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE by Ellen Jackson
“Strange as it may seem, 96 percent of the universe seems to be made of two ingredients that no one understands.'” "...a shining addition to the Scientists in the Field series.." Kirkus, (starred review)
"[The book] focuses on viscerally fascinating celestial subjects: supernovae, dark energy, and black holes. These are fairly complex matters, but Jackson’s treatment makes them accessible through reasoned explanations and comparisons, helpful diagrams, and, of course, dazzling photographs of the universe’s most awesome spectacles." Booklist
Ellen and Abby
Hello. I'm Ellen Jackson, and I'm the author of more than 60 books for children. Being an author is the best job in the world. I get to go to work in my pajamas, write for a few hours, then spend time with my dog and husband, who also works at home (the husband, not the dog). Abby (the dog) sleeps under the computer and keeps my toes warm when I’m writing.
My books have won many awards, but the best part of my day is getting a letter from a child who has read and enjoyed something I've written. Reading has always been an important part of my life, and I hope it's an important part of yours.